What is Mesotherapy?
In 1952, a well-known French doctor, Michel Pistor, invented Mesotherapy to insert very small doses of natural ingredients with special disposable microneedles. The word comes from the Greek, “meso,” which means “middle,” and “therapy,” which means to treat medically. Mesotherapy was initially used for the treatment of medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. The treatment became very popular in Europe. Later, other practitioners who were using the technique discovered that Mesotherapy could be used to treat skin conditions.
Today, mesotherapy is used to treat a variety of skin issues, including:
- Wrinkles and lines
- Stimulation of collagen remodeling
- Moderate acne scarring
- Excessive fat
- Stretch marks
- Tighten loose skin
The technique uses very fine needles to administer a special cocktail into the middle layer of the skin. The mesotherapy cocktail is a combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
What should I do before my appointment?
Avoid using retinoid products for 2 months prior to treatment.
Avoid using antibiotics for 2 weeks before treatment.
Discontinue using topical prescription medications such as Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Retin-A, Tazorac, Differin, Epiduo, Ziana 3 to 4 days prior to treatment.
Avoid sun tanning or using tanning cream/sprays at least 2 days before treatment.
What is the recovery like?
There is no downtime for this procedure; you can resume your regular activities immediately.
Does it hurt?
At Blue Cosmetic Clinic, we apply numbing cream initially to ensure our patients’ extra comfort. During the treatment, you may experience a slight pinch, which is not painful.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are minimal and may include discomfort, bruising, and inflammation at the treated site.